Authorities seize $300,000 from Douglas Port
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested 35-year-old Jerry Joseph Del Rio after he attempted to smuggle an unreported $300,000 into Mexico.
Authorities say Del Rio was driving through the Port of Douglas when CBP officers conducting inspections on outbound vehicles selected his Toyota truck for a deeper inspection.
Officers found seven different packages containing U.S. dollars in a compartment in the truck's cab.
Both the truck and the money were seized and Del Rio was turned in to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.